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Nicholas Oyarzun Named New Head Coach At Miami Belen Jesuit

Since Don Chaney Sr. stepped aside as head football coach at Miami Belen Jesuit, the search had been on for his replacement.

One of the most prestigious schools in south Florida, Belen Jesuit has long been in the mix for post season and district titles.

On Wednesday, the decision was made when Miami native Nicholas Oyarzun was named as the new coach and fulltime faculty member.

“I am extremely honored and blessed to be named the next Head Football Coach at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School,” said Oyarzun. “My wife and I are excited to return to our hometown of Miami, and be reunited with friends and family. My vision is for this program to serve as a source of pride and inspiration to our school, alumni, and community through our constant pursuit of excellence both on and off the field. I would like to thank Father Guillermo García-Tuñón, S.J. and the search committee for believing in me and my vision for the football program at this prestigious academic institution.”

Since 2021, Coach Oyarzun has been the Offensive Line Coach and Area Recruiter for NCAA D3 Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. Before that, he served at four institutions as a Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator and Area Recruiting Coach at different levels of college football spanning NCAA D1, D3, and the NAIA.

Oyarzun came to Maryville after spending the 2020 season at Florida Memorial, where he served as the tight ends coach and special teams coordinator.

Prior to Florida Memorial, Oyarzun spent the 2019 season at FIU as a graduate assistant coaching the offensive line. He worked closely with D’Ante Demery and Devontay Taylor, who were both All-Conference USA selections.

Oyarzun graduated from FIU in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Sports Management. His first collegiate coaching position came right there after graduation with the Panthers as the program’s offensive/recruiting assistant.

In between those FIU stints, Oyarzun spent the 2018 season at Rochester as the tight ends coach, helping develop All-UAA tight end Daniel DiLoretto.

During his undergraduate days, Oyarzun spent time at his old high school, Christopher Columbus High in Miami, as the offensive line coach.

Oyarzon takes over a team that reached the second round of the state playoffs, beating Hollywood South Broward before losing to Miramar.

The Wolverines graduated some quality talent off this last year’s squad – including Florida Atlantic University commitment Gavench Marcelin as well as standout running back Khamani Alexander.

“Like all sports teams at Belen, football can play a significant role in the formation of our young men,” said Belen President Fr. Willie García-Tuñón. “This is why our coach must insist our Catholic-Jesuit values be integral to our football program. His impact must be felt both on and off the field. We are excited to have Coach Oyarzun join the Belen family to do exactly that.”

Oyarzun holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Sports Management from Florida International University, where he also worked as an Offensive Intern and Offensive Graduate Assistant.

The search committee was impressed with his experience in helping transform football programs and his ability to build relationships with student-athletes. We look forward to his expertise on and off the field that will help strengthen our football program, which spans grades 6-12.

“His drive for the process of educating and developing young men to become their best selves within the context of our Catholic-Jesuit identity will be contagious,” said Belen Jesuit Athletic Director Lazaro Fernandez. “These attributes and Nicholas’ comprehensive experience and approach to football make him the ideal candidate to move our program forward.”

Oyarzun will be Belen Jesuit’s 7th Head Football Coach. The program began at Belen during the 1971-1972 school year. His start date is Monday, March 18.

With the addition of Oyarzun, south Florida has been busy with new head football coaches this off season.

Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy – Jase Stewart

Homestead Everglades Prep – Jermain Kelson Sr.

Miami Carol City – George Stubbs

Miami Dr. Krop – Vernon Wilder III

Miami Jackson – Max Edwards

Miami Killian – Rudy Trevino

Miami Northwestern – Teddy Bridgewater

Pembroke Pines Somerset – Nitro Baker

Plantation – Daryl Strong


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